The only landlocked region in the country, CAR, which is located in the island of Luzon, is primarily mountainous. It is bordered by the Ilocos Region to west and southwest, and Cagayan Valley to the north, east, and southeast.
Best Time to Visit
For the best combination of agreeable temperatures of around 27° C (80° F) and as little rain as possible, the best time to visit this region is between February and March. The first months of dry season can still be rainy, while the last months are usually pretty hot and humid.
Area: 19,422.03 km² (7,498.88 mi²)
Regional Center: Baguio
CAR – Cordillera Administrative Region
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Cities: (2) Baguio City, Tabuk City
- Crops (Palay, Corn, Banana, Mango, Tomato, Tobacco, Coconut)
- Minerals (Gold, Silver, Copper)
- Textiles and Garments
- Handicrafts and Furniture
The best way to get to CAR depends on where you’re traveling from and your budget.
The fastest and most convenient method of travel a far distance in the Philippines is most often by plane, however in some cases, traveling by sea or land may be a better option and more cost-effective.
Use the following online service to determine the various transportation options available to you based on your point of departure.
The following are the modes of transportation available in this region.
Use the chart below to get an idea of how much to budget daily. Actual amounts will depend on YOUR travel style. Keep in mind these are daily averages … some days you’ll spend more, some days you’ll spend less. Prices are in USD.
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SEE & DO
- Baguio Cathedral
- Batad Rice Terraces
- Burnham Park
- Camp John Hay
- Mines View
- Mount Pulag
- Philippine Military Academy (PMA)
- Philippine War Memorial
- Strawberry Farm
- Sumaguing Cave
- Witness an undying tradition
- Wonderous Step
EAT & DRINK
- Abra Miki Noodles (Abra)
- Binungor (Apayao)
- Etag (Benguet & Mountain Province)
- Homemade yogurt (Mountain Province)
- Ifugao coffee(Ifugao)
- Kalinga Coffee (Kalinga)
- Mountain rice (Kalinga)
- Pinikpikan (Benguet)
- Pinikpikan (Ifugao & Mountain Province)
- Pinuneg (Benguet)
- Pizza topped with Apayao delicacies (Apayao)
- Sagada oranges (Mountain Province)
- Strawberry taho (Benguet)
- pinit (Mountain Province)
WHERE TO STAY
Where to Stay in Cordillera Administrative Region
Use the following online resources to determine the best place for YOU to stay when visiting the CAR.
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EVENTS & FESTIVALS
- Imbayah Festival
- Panagbenga Festival
READ MORE: 17 Regions of the Philippines (with map)